Whether you are a developer, tenant, investor, or property owner, Latitude Commercial is committed to providing you with superior services that bring your real estate goals within reach. To Co-Founder and President Aaron McDermott, the heart of success in real estate lies in the all-important client relationship, establishing a level of trust, and confidence in knowing they are providing clients with the right person for the job.
“We make sure that all of our agents are trained in commercial real estate or are being supervised by a senior broker that has an expertise in that particular field,” McDermott said. “We are dealing with our clients’ financial wellbeing, so we take our job very seriously to make sure that their investment is protected.”
At Latitude Commercial, agents strive to be a part of the local community in addition to networking in organizations specific to commercial real estate. They are part of the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) Institute, International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM), Indiana Commercial Board of REALTORS®, and numerous local chambers.
“These organizations allow us to bring ideas and national prospects to Northwest Indiana,” McDermott said. “We also make it a point to ensure our associates are part of local charities. We feel that it’s very important to give back to our area and those in need.”
Latitude Commercial has taken first-time entrepreneurs from the initial concept of their business all the way through to opening day. This process is always incredibly rewarding to witness and made even more enjoyable by the interaction they have with clients from start to finish.
“There are so many ideas and concepts we have been a part of with some of the largest national brands, and we can pass that knowledge along to start ups to put them in a better position to thrive,” McDermott said.
Relationship development remains a crucial component to Latitude Commercial’s approach, and that includes agents’ relationships to each other and themselves. Part of the firm’s success can be attributed to their “work hard and have fun” company culture, which encourages agents to let themselves wind down between quality work sessions. This philosophy was carried along in their recent move to downtown Crown Point, where the office is fully equipped with whatever agents might need to take a few minutes to recharge.
“We like to work hard but we also like to have fun, and when we moved we wanted to make sure our agents could take a break while at work,” McDermott said. “We have an arcade machine with over 20,000 games, a billiards table, a dart board, and kitchen to make sure they can take a much-needed mental rest if needed during the day.”
Latitude Commercial designates experts in each of their divisions of retail – office, industrial, investments, and property management – ensuring clients receive the best possible service for their needs.
“There are too many firms that try to have a broker cover multiple or all segments of commercial real estate. There are even firms and agents that try to do both residential and every segment of commercial,” McDermott said. “We are the only local firm that is taking the right approach to make sure we provide the client with the right person to the job.”
As the world continues to navigate the challenges of COVID-19, Latitude Commercial knows that clients need experts working on their behalf now more than ever. Despite the hurdles of the pandemic, the firm is dedicated to providing expertise and helping clients move smoothly towards their goals.
“There are so many new challenges with COVID-19 that tenants and landlords should be prepared for,” McDermott said. “Through our networks we are making sure we are at the forefront, and are able to implement of those ideas so that our clients are better prepared.”
To learn more about Latitude Commercial and how they can help make your real estate goals a reality, visit https://latitudeco.com/.